Wednesday, May 24, 2017

InStyle magazine acknowledges what we all know - pink is in! (from this month's issue)

I have read that you should not wear eye shadow that is the color of your eyes.  But I could not help pick up these greens - since it is the color of the year.
These are the products I used - the base is much lighter than what it appears after 4 hours of wear:
It's not bad but............???
I do so love the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection and got this eye shadow palette - it's so pretty I have not used it !!!!!!!!!!
The tan/brown colors can be used for bronzing & contouring ~ the colors can be mixed together to create a custom look - besides using as eye shadow color - a double-ended brush is included.  I love multi purpose products!

I collect floral plates and found these - so pretty!  Spode designs are some of my favorites.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder is a lovely highlighter that is not over the top.  I used Golden Hour and it gave a soft sheen that is nice for all year - no blinding sparkles!  Many people are using this for a setting powder - I plan to use this before I apply bronzer.
This just needs a brush to buff over the skin - the cheek bones, brow bone, a little down the front of the neck.  This will last because you don't need a lot.

I enjoy visiting other blogs and recently read some beauty blogs that are new to me.  I was so surprised at the lack of visuals.  I was esp stunned to see just stock photos of products that they like and stated had used.  I wondered why they did not show the items in natural light, in the home.  There were no photos of them using the product or color swatches, all of which would be helpful.

If you like Starbucks coffee/lattes, I recently found this in the grocery store and it is good!  I would not spend $5 for 1 coffee (I have make up to buy!!)
This is the mocha latte with 6 servings.  Normal price is $9.99 but it has been on sale for $6.99 - so only about $1 a serving!  It is not so strong as to give you the shakes but it is a wonderful refreshment in the morning.  Sometimes I take my large mug and go back to bed and listen to the news before I start the day.  You should treat yourself whenever possible!

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day or just a good day whether you are a Mom or not - us women deserve good days!  I had roasted chicken, 'smashed' red potatoes and other sides.  Funny cards from the grands and white roses from my son (an only child).
And there is always chocolate!

When you get a chance, stop by Beverly's blog - she very kindly featured me this week:
 http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2017/05/my-entry.html#comment-6a00e550d89fd9883401b7c8fa4a0f970b
You will love her gorgeous home!

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Garnier Whole Blends has created 5-in-1 Lightweight Spray and it is wonderful!
This light formula contains Green Apple & Green Tea and will help condition the hair.
With my shorter hair, it just needs a few spritzes on the top and then comb thru to the ends. The shine was great!  I will be able to forgo  conditioner, which saves a step in the morning.  So glad I tried this leave-in conditioner!
  Another shine product from this company is Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray from Garnier.  I have used this for several years and it is good.  It's sprayed on the hair after styling and gives instant shine without a greasy look. With  my hair color, it is hard to see shine because there is no color to reflect light.  I love this stuff and keep back-ups so I do not run out!

 I have been using this bareMinerals Brilllant Future for a month and everything is positive.  This is considered a corrective and there are good ingredients in this and has been no problem for my sensitive skin.  I use it in the morning and it sinks in quickly with no strong fragrance.  Afterwards, I apply moisturizer which has SPF.
                                                   Benefits of  this anti-aging serum
Vit C (time released)   Mineral manganese   Chai hu extract   Renews radiance    combats the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
An eye dropper is used to dispense the product which helps control the amount used = no waste!
Have you added any new products to your beauty regime?

I did not eat egg salad growing up but recently tried a simple recipe and liked it!
I boiled 6 eggs and chopped them up after peeling.  I added mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, dill pickle relish, salt & pepper, a little onion and mixed together.  I am not much of a sandwich person so I served with crackers.  It was good and very easy to make.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

In my most recent make up order, I included some bronzers - for the face & body.  I do love Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting bronzer for my face & neck.  Included was a powder puff but I use a brush.  It gives a nice color without going orange.
 
Since I had 20% off my total purchase, I went ahead and ordered a back-up - I still want to look good during the Apocalypse!
I also like to keep spray-on bronzer on hand and so tried this:
It has some SPF and gives color instantly without being oily.
This pic shows 2 applications on my arm - very easy to build the color you want.

Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara by Urban Decay is not strong enough for me.  I did not get the length and volume that I want.  It did slowly wear off without irritating my eyes but I will not re-purchase this.

Someone mentioned they liked Ulta's Rose Gold Natural Eyeshadow Palette which I have had for a while and use occasionally.  The colors are:
 Champagne: light golden tan
Pink: light pink shimmer
Hopeless Romantic: medium mauve with silver shimmer
Chandelier: medium brown with golden shimmer
Luxe: deep reddish brown with pink shimmer
Dahlia: deep plum with pink glitter
Prosecco: light cream matte
Bubbles: light pink matte
Breathless: medium mauve matte
Dessert: deep cool brown matte
Sweetheart: deep rich reddish brown matte
Orchid: deep violet matte
I enjoy this color palette - it does have a little dust but it goes on smoothly and feels soft.  At this price point (goes on sale frequently) if I drop this I won't swear!



I did not know dumpster diving for cosmetics was a thing!!!  Just writing this gives me the creepy-crawlies and even more so when I saw the news report!  There is nothing I want that badly.  The sad part is that they are selling items and probably not disclosing where the products came from.  This would explain how high end products are on auction sites selling below wholesale.  I only purchase items from stores with good return policies.  Please be careful!
 
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  Pink isn't just a color ~ it's an attitude! 
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

I really like the No7 brand of cosmetics and my fussy skin is happy with all the products I have tried.
These 3 are used almost daily and have a wonderful feeling when applied.

Sephora recently had a 15% off promotion and though I did not get anything (this may be a first!)  I did find this page:
http://www.sephora.com/travel-size-makeup?icid2=homepage_botnav_makeupminis_d_041917_image
The items are travel size and would be a good way to try a new product.
Do share if you treated yourself to something wonderful!

Finally survived pneumonia long enough for an evening event - really, it took 3 days to recover!  My eyes still reveal I did not feel well but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.  Who knew it was so exhausting just to put make up on??!!!

I could not resist this Vivid Baked Highlighter by Revolution in London.
 This is Matte Lights and really does not deposit color - but it is a lovely sheen on the top of the cheek bones.  I swatched this heavily on the back of my hand so you can see - just use a brush to blend it.
This was inexpensive for the quality.  There are other colors with more shimmer so it is worth checking out.

I still have organizing on the brain so I picked this up while out:
There is a slide-out drawer underneath - and a small mirror -this was irresistible!

I got my Ulta order today (just before this was ready to post) and the very first thing I am trying is a new waterproof mascara:
                                       Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara by Urban Decay.
 I admit to sleeping with my eye make up on (don't do that!) so I really love bullet-proof products.  It did not feel as full of product as it should for this price point but if it does the job I won't complain.  It will get a full day's wear tomorrow so we will know if it's a keeper next post.

Time to binge on "Blue Bloods" - can't resist since this family is full of cops!  Of course I could watch Tom Selleck all day - no matter what he was doing!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

I hope everyone is well.  I have never had pneumonia before but it was a rough go! 3 different antibiotics finally did the trick - I am not quite back to my normal energy level but surely in do time.

I collect organizers like a crazy person which is sort of surprising because I don't use that many!
This cotton tipped holder is one I do keep out and actually use!  It is easy to load from the top and then dispenses at the bottom.

I need texture for my short hair and I have been happy with this product: OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray.  It does not take but a few spritzes and then blow dry and it does smell good!  It really helps hold my style.

My newest trial in mascara is L'Oreal Voluminous Fiber Lashes. One of the most important things to me is that it is waterproof.

Are you trying something new - a product from one of the spring collections?  Let us know!

Don't beat yourself up... Chronic Migraines:    
 


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